For those of you who don’t know, Higher Ground Encampment is a free Bible camp for teen girls in Sedalia, CO. It began in 2009 and is sponsored by the Bear Valley church of Christ.
For those of you who are already familiar with Higher Ground, I wanted to share a couple of things that are new:
- Higher Ground is under new directorship. Beginning last year, Christy Swackhamer, mother of three girls and a diligent student of the Word, took over as director. She did a great job and will continue to do so. This year, Melody Sawyers, mother of three boys and the most hospitable woman you’ll ever meet, will begin serving as a co-director. Teri Autrey and I will still be involved. We are both serving as counselors this year and I will continue to teach Bible-marking.
- Higher Ground will be held earlier in the year. Typically we’ve had camp in late July/ early August. The dates for this year are June 24th-30th. We are already accepting applications and Christy tells me they are rolling in!
- Higher Ground is at a different location. A couple of years ago, the facility we’d been using was put on the market. We had to find other accommodations, which was no easy task since we had to find something reasonable enough for us to continue to offer this camp for free. We now meet at the Roundup Ranch (located right next to our original location). Because it is a much smaller facility, Christy said we can only accept a maximum of 50 girls.
For more information about Higher Ground, and for a link to the online application, click here.
Please join me in praying for this effort, for the staff, and for all the girls who will be a part of it this year. It will be a special week of spiritual growth, fun, and building or renewing friendships.